Origin of advanced
verb (used with object), ad·vanced, ad·vanc·ing.
verb (used without object), ad·vanced, ad·vanc·ing.
- attempts at forming an acquaintanceship, reaching an agreement, or the like, made by one party.
- actions or words intended to be sexually inviting.
- a giving beforehand; a furnishing of something before an equivalent is received: An advance on his next month's salary permitted him to pay his debt on time.
- the money or goods thus furnished: He received $100 as an advance against future delivery.
- copy prepared before the event it describes has occurred: The morning papers carried advances on the ceremony, which will take place tonight.
- a press release, wire-service dispatch, or the like, as one containing the text or partial text of a speech, sent to arrive in advance of the event to which it is related.Compare release copy.
- publicity done before the appearance of a noted person, a public event, etc.: She was hired to do advance for the candidate.
- a person hired to do advance publicity for an event: He is regarded as the best advance in the business.
Origin of advance
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Related Words for advancedstate-of-the-art, progressive, leading, forward, avant-garde, breakthrough, excellent, exceptional, extreme, first, foremost, higher, late, liberal, precocious, radical, unconventional
Examples from the Web for advanced
Contemporary Examples of advanced
Advanced maternal age dramatically increases the risk of maternal mortality as well as birth defects like Down Syndrome.Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women
January 3, 2015
While Kurdish forces have advanced on some fronts in Iraq, the fight here in Syria seems far from over yet.The Brothers Who Ambushed ISIS
Mohammed A. Salih
December 27, 2014
It was the ultimate guarantor of the humanism he advanced against Nazism.The Catholic Philosopher Who Took on Hitler
John Henry Crosby
December 26, 2014
That means it could take several missile shots to kill an enemy fighter, even for an advanced stealth aircraft like the Raptor.Pentagon Worries That Russia Can Now Outshoot U.S. Stealth Jets
December 4, 2014
Surely only an advanced hacker could mastermind such a fiendish act — right?A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat
December 1, 2014
Historical Examples of advanced
Blowing out the candle, he advanced to the table and set it down.Brave and Bold
Viviette left Katherine to her needlework, and advanced to meet him.Viviette
William J. Locke
Tarleton advanced, with his infantry in the centre, and his cavalry on the wings.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
As to this, extravagant pretensions have sometimes been advanced.De Libris: Prose and Verse
She advanced, I cannot say fearless, but therefore only the more brave.Weighed and Wanting
- the supplying of commodities or funds before receipt of an agreed consideration
- the commodities or funds supplied in this manner
- (as modifier)an advance supply
- beforehandpayment in advance
- (foll by of)ahead in time or developmentideas in advance of the time
Word Origin for advance
1530s, "far ahead in the course of actions or ideas," past participle adjective from advance (v.). Of studies, from 1790. Military use is from 1795. In late 19c. used especially in reference to views on women's equality.
c.1300, "boasting, ostentation," from advance (v.). Early 15c. as "advancement in rank, wealth, etc." Advances "amorous overtures" is from 1706.
mid-13c., avauncen, transitive, "improve (something), further the development of," from Old French avancier "move forward" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *abanteare (source of Italian avanzare, Spanish avanzar), from Late Latin abante "from before," composed of ab- "from" (see ab-) + ante "before, in front of, against" (see ante).
The -d- was inserted 16c. on mistaken notion that initial a- was from Latin ad-. From c.1300 as "to promote;" intransitive sense is mid-14c., "move forward." Meaning "to give money before it is legally due" is first attested 1670s. Related: Advanced; advancing. The adjective (in advance warning, etc.) is recorded from 1843.
see in advance; make advances.